Rated 1 out of 5 Not really a winter coat
This coat is fine for late fall, but when it's minus 20, there just isn't enough insulation. It also needs a drawstring at the bottom to keep the wind out (there is one at the waist). , I was also hoping that it would be longer than it is. It would be really helpful if the coat measurements were posted (arm length, back length etc). Other websites do that. I'm sending it back.
December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Parisgirl short short and shorter sleeves
this coat us absurd . first the XL was great but arms WAY too short- so we went with a tall XL and sleeves were shorter!! Terrible make
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by QuiltBakeMom Warm and stylish
This jacket fits well, is warm, practical and stylish. After trying several other styles and returning all of them, I was hesitant to try another. I read the reviews then ordered a size S (I am 5'4", 115 lbs, and wear both XS and S in LLBean clothes). When the jacket arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the jacket is shapely (without being tight), has room to move in the shoulder area (I'll be able to shovel snow and reach for items in the car trunk), has deep zippered pockets outside and one zippered key/phone pocket inside, the hood is just large enough to cover my head (even wearing a ponytail and/or hat), and as other reviewers stated, there is an adjustable waist inside. I was warm on my 20 degree/windy walk today, and I plan to keep the jacket! I only wish it came in a mountain red, but the black is practical.
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Disappointed
I love this coat...the length, the fit, the warmth...BUT the sleeves are TOO short!! It would be fine if one walked around with your arms straight down at your side but if you bend your elbows your wrists are exposed. If you bend your elbows and reach for something the sleeves are at least 2 inches too short. As soon as the return label arrives it will be sent back and I will continue my search. Looked at the reviews of several other winter coats and people were saying the same thing...sleeves were too short.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stitcher888 Not overly puffy
I like this coat because it's warm down but not so puffy as to be unflattering. It isn't seen on the outside but it has a nice inside cinch at the waist to keep cold air out. The sleeves are a good length and the wrist elastic is soft and just the right size - not too loose or tight. I appreciate the longer length for added warmth. The parka in plum color looks really good with the Women's Turtle Fur hat in amethyst heather.
November 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ColoradoChica The Green Marshmallow
I ordered this in a green color but when I received it and tried it on, I looked and felt like a big green marshmallow. It was just so puffy! I felt terrified about wearing it in public. Also, the drawcord in the waist was threaded wrong such that it didn't stay when I cinched it. I sent it back. If I buy a down coat in future, I will spend more money to get a more compact style.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandNP Great down coat
I was a little apprehensive buying this coat because it had mixed reviews. I decided to go one size up based on the reviews, which was for the best. I was concerned about other reviews that indicated that the sleeves were short or that the hood was too small since I'm tall and gangly. The sleeves seem standard length to me, they hike up a few inches when I raise my arms, but all my coats do that. As for the hood, I attached a fur trim, so now I have plenty of coverage with the hood up (and I prefer the style).
Overall, I am very happy with the cut and styling of the coat, and I recommend it to others who are in the market for a down coat. Time will tell if it will be warm enough for a New England winter.
September 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KFlah Nice jacket if you don't use the hood
Nice jacket, fits well. The hood is a waste -- too small -- does not cover head completely, doesn't stay on, has those useless elastic strings which make no sense to me. Still debating on whether I should return this item since I did buy it because it had a hood.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gretgirl02 love it
I bought this coat size large, fit perfect pretty blue color and oh so very warm in the new england weather. It feels light but very warm...i might buy another one in a different color...would highly recommend it if you want a warm light weight coat !
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elly123403 Ran alittle small
I ordered this parka in an XL usually I wear a L. It fit but was a little snug with a sweatshirt under. Tried to reorder in a 1x but only came in a 2x.
February 6, 2013